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Cranberry Resort Bridal Open House: February 7th 2016 at Bear Estate from Noon until 4pm

Cranberry Resort Bridal Open House:  February 7th 2016 at Bear Estate from Noon until 4pm

Wedding Show!
This Sunday, February 7, from noon until 4pm, I will be at Cranberry Village’s Bridal Open House at the Bear Estate. I will be offering one lucky winner a door prize worth up to $200 and will be exhibiting a large collection of my wedding work. I would love to answer any questions you have about your upcoming wedding. Please feel free to stop by.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The Bear Estate is a gorgeous waterfront venue in Collingwood, Ontario, located right on the shores of Georgian Bay at 300 Balsam Street beside the Living Waters Resort.

I am so pleased to announce that Cranberry Resort has selected a number of my images from Kristen and Kevin’s May 23, 2015 wedding at Bear Estate for their advertising campaign in upcoming issues of The Enterprise Bulletin and It’z your Day.

Hope to see you on Sunday at the Cranberry Resort Wedding Show!

Winter Wedding at Cranberry Resort: Creating a Series of Artistic Looks

Jen and Mike chose Cranberry Resort in Collingwood for their winter wedding on December 27, 2014.  When you get married in December, or any month for that matter, you never know what kind of weather conditions you’ll have.  I’ve shot winter weddings in December with deep blankets of snow and I’ve also shot warm, balmy weddings at this same time.  For Jen and Mike, we had brisk winds with gorgeous deep blue storm skies in the distance.  Although it was chilly, Jen, Mike and their wedding party did an amazing job of looking stylish in the conditions.  By the time I was back up at Cranberry on December 29th for another wedding, we had a wintery blanket of snow.  You just never know!

For any wedding, I like to create artistic versions of images that match the atmosphere in the photographs.  Let’s have a look at some of the artistic looks I gave to these images.


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For this portrait of the bride and groom, a contrasty and bright black and white conversion was chosen, with priority given to keeping skin tones bright and punchy.  Sometimes simplicity is the best.

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For this next portrait, of which I’ll show several image variations, I started with a colour version followed by a black-and-white version with only the bouquet left in faded colour.  I then created a look called blue crush which really accentuates the blues in the stormy skies while also subduing other tones.

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Another example of the blue crush look, featuring the beautiful bride and rich stormy skies behind.  My standard colour version is followed by the artistic version.

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And finally, some vintage versions of images.  I hope you enjoy them!

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